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Australians win race up Taiwan's tallest skyscraper

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The Taipei 101 building is seen from Elephant Mountain in Taipei April 15, 2011.Pichi Chuang

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Two Australians won this year's race up Taiwan's tallest skyscraper on Sunday, climbing 2046 steps in the annual "Taipei 101 Run Up".

Some 4,500 runners from 36 countries took part in the race to the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 tower, which is among the tallest buildings in the world.

Australian Mark Bourne won the men's event with a time of 11 minutes, 24 seconds. Australian Suzy Walsham was the fastest woman with a time of 13 minutes, 36 seconds.

Reporting by Reuters Television, editing by Darren Schuettler

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